VDOT Veterans Internship Program job

State of VirginiaLuray, VA

Job Description

* Positions are filled based on business need and funding availability. This remains a continuous recruitment.* The Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Veterans Internship Program (VIP) was launched in September 2006 with the support of the Federal Highway Administration. The program is an initiative to assist veterans with the transition from military to full-time civilian employment. It is intended to offer on-the-job training and support for service-disabled veterans seeking to apply their skills in new career roles. *The position is limited to an average of 29 hours per work week, not to exceed 1500 work hours in the wage fiscal year ending April 30th of each annual year.* VDOT was the first transportation department in the nation to create such a program and has served as a model for other states across the country. The program allows veterans to revamp previous job skills or develop new skills. VDOT works with a number of veteran service organizations to implement the program, which attempts to locate internships near the participant's home and rehabilitation facility. Internship placement depends on aptitudes and interests, and could be in areas such as planning, finance, project management, security, procurement, quality control, information systems, engineering, civil rights, and human resources. Veterans will be provided proper training and leadership. Veterans will be provided reasonable accommodations. During the twelve month tenure in the VDOT Veterans Internship Program Coordinator will mentor and prepare the veterans on issues such as first impressions, interviewing skills and resume updating all the while keeping in continuous contact with the veteran while working with his/her supervisor(s). Multiple positions will be filled from this recruitment. This is a continuous recruitment. Applicants will be reviewed based upon the business need of the Department and available funding.Minimum QualificationsThe Veterans Internship Program will employ wounded warriors temporarily for 12 months. The position is limited to an average of 29 hours per work week, not to exceed 1500 work hours in the wage fiscal year ending April 30th of each annual year. *Eligibility:* *Separation from military service with a disability rating of 30% or more by the Department of Veterans Affairs *Date of separation from military service not exceeding 3 years prior to application *Gulf War Era Veteran or veteran of other conflicts on a case by case basis *Resident of VirginiaPreferred QualificationsInterest in transportation-related careersSpecial Requirements* This is a continuous recruitment without a definitive closing date. *In addition to the application, persons interested must submit:* 1. Cover Letter 2. DD-214 3. VA letter confirming a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more.
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